Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Farmer’s Market to Open in Bay Park

This month will see the opening of something Clairemont residents have long expressed a desire for: a nearby farmers’ market.  The Morena District Certified Farmers’ Market will open on June 19th at 1240 W. Morena  Blvd., in the parking lot next to Toys R Us.  Market hours will be Tuesday evenings from 3pm until 7pm. The market will be run by Brian Beevers, owner of Brian’s Farmer’s Markets, a very successful local company presently operating the Farmers’ Markets in Pt. Loma, Golden Hill, UTC, Mission Hills and Imperial Beach.    

Brian’s Farmers Markets accepts only herbicide- and pesticide-free farms as vendors. He gives priority to artisans who sell products with a low environmental impact or that benefit the environment in some way.   His markets are also among a very small number of San Diego farmers markets that accept “electronic benefit transfer” so that recipients of public assistance in California can also buy organic and pesticide-free produce.

The Morena District Market will offer a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program as well.  Members pick up a share of produce from multiple farms every week and can even trade out produce to customize their box.  There is a 12 week commitment for either a Small Share $15 (per week) or a Large Share $25 (per week), with a one-time set up fee of $35.   Sign up online at www.FarmersMarketCSA.com .   (Do it before June 17 th  and take advantage of a special offer: receive $20.00 in market bucks on June 19 at the Management booth at the market.)

Clairemont residents who are fans of fresh, organic, locally raised foods can finally enjoy shopping at a farmers market close to home!

4 comments:

  1. this is great! farmer's markets r how people have been shopping for millennia...a great way to commune, and shop, i luc farmer's markets!

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  2. Ecstatic over the new Farmer's Market - can't wait to attend the first event!

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  3. I have really been looking forward to Clairemont getting a Farmer's Market, but I wonder if we couldn't have had it a little more central? This is closer to Mission Valley than to most of Clairemont.

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  4. Unfortunately there were no locations in Clairemont proper that either of the two leading Farmers' Market managers in San Diego could find that were workable, and although there seemed to be a lot of interest in the idea, no local group came forward with a proposal.

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